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OSHA Publishes Webpage on Suicide Prevention

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a new webpage that provides various resources for workers on suicide prevention. 

ABC Members Ranked Among ENR's Top 400 Contractors

Of the nation's top 25 construction companies, 24 are ABC members, according to Engineering News-Record's recently published annual list of the Top 400 Contractors. These successful contractors were ranked based on 2018 revenue.

Nevada Reforms Prevailing Wage Law, Repeals PLA Neutrality

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) recently signed into law two pro-union pieces of legislation that will revise construction provisions on public works projects. The first, AB 136, makes three substantive changes to the states prevailing wage law. 

Trump Administration Releases Spring 2019 Regulatory Agenda

On May 22, the Trump administration released its Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda lists upcoming rulemakings and other regulatory actions from each agency that the administration expects to publish through the end of the year and into 2020.

ABC Comments on U.S. House Surprise Billing Draft Legislation

On May 28, as part of the Partnership for the Employer-Sponsored Coverage, ABC signed on to a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee supporting legislation to combat surprise billing in health care and providing key insight on the committee’s draft proposals.

ABC Graduates 138 New Construction Apprentices in Maryland

ABC’s Chesapeake Shores, Greater Baltimore and Metro Washington chapters collaborated with the University of Maryland, Baltimore to celebrate the graduation of 138 industry-registered construction apprentices representing six trades during a ceremony on May 22. 

ABC Backs Bill Supporting Employer Engagement in Workplace Safety

ABC announced its support of S. 904, the Voluntary Protection Program Act (S. 904), introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wy).  S. 904 would make the Department of Labor’s Voluntary Protection Program a permanent program.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Partner Webinars

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding stakeholder webinars in June 2019 to provide an overview of its actions under the Revolutionize USACE Civil Works initiative.

ABC Submits Comments on DOL Overtime Proposal

On May 21, ABC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on its proposal to update and revise the 2016 “white collar” overtime exemption regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

DOL Extends Comment Deadlines for Regular Rate and Joint Employer Proposals

On May 14, the U.S. Department of Labor announced an extension of the comment periods of its regular rate and joint employer proposals to June 12, 2019, and June 25, 2019, respectively.

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